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Where do I begin with fire safety for my building?

Legal obligations nationwide require the appointed responsible person for fire safety for commercial/non-domestic premises to have adequate fire protection.

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Don't just Specify, Verify!

When sourcing help, make sure you specify competent fire safety providers and verify their Third Party Certification is appropriate and valid for the work required.

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Promoting Quality in Fire Safety

BAFE is the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, who are certified to ensure quality and competence to help meet your fire safety obligations.


Please note the BAFE office is temporarily closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Staff safety is a priority and we will be working from home. Further information: https://www.bafe.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-notice-bafe-office/ 



The BAFE Fire Safety Register offers a comprehensive record of competent providers for business owners, property managers, facility managers, specifiers and whoever require assistance or guidance managing their fire safety responsibilities source these quality providers. We deliver and administer an extensive register of third party certificated fire safety and assessment service providers. End users specifying a third party certificated BAFE Registered provider can have peace of mind that their fire safety compliance requirements are being fulfilled by a competent provider minimising any risks.

BAFE develops schemes, which are sets of competency criteria, that UKAS* Accredited Certification Bodies use to assess companies providing specific fire safety services. Companies can be assessed for their competency providing fire risk assessments, fire alarm services, emergency lighting, portable fire extinguisher maintenance, fixed gaseous extinguishing systems and kitchen suppression/extinguishing systems. New schemes to help keep any risks manageable are being developed based on industry and end user demand and available standards.

Whether you require the design and installation of a fire alarm or emergency lighting system, need your fire extinguishers servicing or more, a BAFE Registered company can help and offer guidance. We deliver a free search tool that can locate third party certificated providers near you.

Please note: It is important your chosen provider is third party certificated/BAFE Registered for the specific service you require. This will be stated in search results**


BAFE currently operate schemes for third party certification in the following areas:


  • Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) – A crucial step in performing your duties reducing risk as the appointed person responsible for fire safety within a building.
  • Fire alarm system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance – Vital to ensure early fire detection, safe evacuation and quick action.
  • Fire extinguisher maintenance/servicing in addition to sourcing, commissioning and siting the right extinguishers for your building and use of rooms – Important in the event of a small, controllable fire avoiding any risk of escalation to a larger fire that could endanger lives.
  • Emergency lighting system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance – Required to provide a clear, safe exit from a building in any emergency.
  • Fixed gaseous fire extinguishing system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance – Providing a comprehensive fire safety solution for such places as server rooms and other locations where required.
  • Kitchen fire protection system (kitchen suppression/extinguishing systems) design, installation, commissioning, recharge and maintenance – Paramount in the event of a kitchen equipment-based fire to suppress and extinguish as safely and risk free as possible.


Further information on the BAFE Schemes can be found here

*United Kingdom Accreditation Service - “the sole national accreditation body for the United Kingdom. UKAS is recognised by government, to assess against internationally agreed standards” https://www.ukas.com/about/our-role 

**In the instance that you require specific services that the BAFE schemes do not cover, it is still strongly advised to check if your chosen provider is third party certificated for these via another organisation.


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